term for the lintel.
A single stick lying on the ground is called—
when resting upon something above the
ground it is called—
tc[)i]legi nanaai—smoke-hole horizontal
timber; the crosspiece that
rests upon the large doorway timbers and forms the base of the
smoke-hole, and also supports one end of the doorway roof.
term is also applied to the
smoke-hole stick, as in the case of the lintel above.
tci[ng][)e]cin bikace nan[)i]joji—doorway
upper surface flat roof;
the doorway roof formed of parallel sticks resting on the lintel and
the smoke-hole base. The word—
bo[.g]ance—uppermost, is sometimes
used instead of bikace. The
nan[)i]joji—means, literally, timbers
laid level side by side, and is
applied to a floor of wood, as in—
wuyace nan[)i]joji—the below-level
arrangement of timbers or boards.
It is also applied to walls, as in—
biyace b[)i]n[)i]joji—the side arrangement
of boards. A bridge across
a stream is called—
co’[)i]nl[)i]’nigi nanijoji—the first term meaning “water flowing.”
tci[ng][)e]cin biyace b[)i]n[)i]joji—doorway
side walls; the sticks
set in between the uprights of the door-frame and the slanting doorway
tc[)i]legi—smoke-hole; derivation obscure.
biyace b[)i]n[)i]joji—the side “walls;”
the smaller timbers which
inclose the hut. They are also called—
around the sides; from
h[)i]’nia’, slanting, and the plural article pronoun sinil.
[Illustration: Fig. 244—Interior
of Yeb[)i]tcai house, illustrating
uji behesdjehi—cedar bark laid on; the bark covering.
l’ej behesn[)i]’li—earth thrown on or lifted on; the earth covering.
object; this term is always applied to the
door covering, which is usually a blanket hanging from the lintel.
Terms applied to different parts of the floor area
qaa’adje ni s[)i]’skla—within
the small corner in the east. The
derivation is probably as follows: qaadje, in the east; ni from
yuni, within; s[)i]s from [)i]lts[)i]’si, small; tkla from
naskla, a corner.
cacaadje ni s[)i]’ckla—within the corner in the south.
i[ng]i[ng]adje ni s[)i]’ckla—within the corner in the west.
naqokosdje ni s[)i]’ckla—within the corner in the north.